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I found this online: "The African Pentecostal Church's Guide of Inquisitions of Witches and Magicians in the African Continent - 1989 (Translated from the Swahili Manuscript of the late Bakari Sudi Jabari)"

I can't find any reliable sources to verify such a thing really existed, but I do know that alleged witches are still being burned to death in parts of Africa (mostly Nigeria, it seems).

So, is this new Malleus Maleficarum real? I.e.: Was this guide really used by a Pentecostal church or its believers?

Update: I've removed the limit to Africa as I'm absolutely shocked to find such occurring in the UK.

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    Wait, what is the question? – Flimzy Sep 20 '12 at 16:53
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    Whether there really is such a guide or this is just a made up horror story from the internet. – Cees Timmerman Sep 21 '12 at 7:31
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    Sounds more like "was this a publication which was meant to be taken seriously when published and is not some elaborate hoax to condemn African Pentacostals" – horatio Sep 21 '12 at 21:08
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    You don't need to limit this to Africa - we've had a spate of such "witch" killings ... In the UK. In the last year. Usually linked with immigrant African populations, but still: really off-the-chart freaky. – Marc Gravell Sep 22 '12 at 18:50
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    Is anyone claiming that the document is real? – Andrew Grimm Oct 5 '12 at 9:16

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